Review: Kona Brewing Co. Longboard Island Lager (2008)
Longboard Lager really is made in Hawaii. The Kona Brewing Company churns out 190,000 gallons of beer a year, in fact, with a staff of six people. It’s amazing, then, that Kona beers seem to be so easy to find here in the States, at least on the west coast.
Longboard is the company’s flagship brew (the company has five in bottles and more in kegs), and it’s a real winner. It’s a light, golden lager, with a nice blend of bitter, malt, and spice. There’s a nice aftertaste here that reminds me of a crisp Mexican beer: Flavorful but very refreshing.
A- / $7 per six-pack